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“Nice piece of preserved history.”
Review of Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House
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History and Architecture Tour of Savannah
Ranked #23 of 230 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America. Inspired by classical antiquity, this style of architecture takes its name from England’s King George IV, who ruled as Prince Regent from 1811 to 1820.The house was designed by the young English architect William Jay, one of the first professionally-trained architects practicing in the United States. The elegant residence was built from 1816 to 1819 for cotton merchant and banker Richard Richardson and his wife Francis Bolton. Mr. Richardson’s brother-in-law was married to Ann Jay, the architect’s sister. Three years after the house’s completion, Richardson suffered financial losses and sold his house, which later came under possession of the Bank of the United States.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our tour, it was filled with interesting facts and beautifully preserved rooms. I appreciated how here, and in many other places around Savannah, there seemed to be a deliberate attempt to provide context regarding how life was in those times for both free and enslaved people.

Thank Kathleen B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful and very interesting tour with tour guide Raymond, who was pleasant and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot, and the inside was beautiful! Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide, Jacqui, did a brilliant job of weaving together the stories of both the free and enslaved people who lived and worked in this house. Kudos to this organization for bringing into the light the stories of people who have been invisible for centuries. A very thought-provoking tour. And it was fun to learn that America's favorite fighting French man, the Marquis de Lafayette, stayed at this house in 1825. See the balcony from which he addressed the citizens of Savannah!

Thank levoyageur444
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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. Our staff has spent years researching the history of the house to present an inclusive narrative about all of the occupants who resided there during the specific timeframe. We are glad you enjoyed the tour.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First Bathroom in USA even before white house. Architecture dream, very unique, stunning, elaborate. a must see if you want to see an one of a kind home.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the better home tours I've been on while visiting the area. The guides are very good and I enjoyed the garden which was beautifully kept.

Thank APennero
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Mary T, Manager at Owens-Thomas House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, we are glad that you enjoyed your tour.

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